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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 23, 2006 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R. Hunter -- partial interview circa 1986

right on you beat me to the punch,i just whipped out the old rolling stones book garcia that they made after his passing,everybody should have this book,some great photos and along with kesey eulogy,some from hunter,santana and dylan to name a few.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 23, 2006 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R. Hunter -- partial interview circa 1986

I've always liked Dylan's comments at the time of Jerry's death:

"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep." - Bob Dylan